3 construction workers were injured in a roof collapse at Black River Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning.
Construction Worker Lee Trickey Seriously Injured, 2 Others Suffer Minor Injuries in Work Accident
Last Update: 7/13/2020
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The construction workers were injured in a construction accident in Black River on Wednesday, June 24.
Police said that 38-year-old Lee Trickey of Theresa suffered severe internal injuries in the roof collapse. He was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse in critical condition.
38-year-old John Turpin of Carthage and 29-year-old Lucas Conklin of Watertown both suffered minor injuries in the incident.
Turpin was hospitalized at Carthage Area Hospital and Conklin was brought to Samaritan Medical Center.
According to the police, several construction workers were setting roof trusses on a structure at Black River Plumbing, Heating & AC. High winds reportedly caused several roof tussles to fall over.
Trickey fell roughly 40 feet to the ground. The other two injured workers were inside the structure when the roof collapsed.
This collapse is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).